Saturday, January 3, 2009


Mother's colorful memorial to her son has both fans and critics
~Katy Reckdahl

Editilla T'n'T~New Orleans Can Thrive

Gaza Protest in New Orleans Tomorrow!~My Private Casbah

New Documentary About NOLA ...and Katrina...
~Watergate Summer

$30 million levee filled with holes, Corps of Engineers commands: "Do it Our Way or the Flood Way" ~Nikki Buskey
But the $30 million levee will have four gaps -- each from 200 to 600 feet wide -- where existing pipelines will cut through it.
Corps officials say it is impossible for them to build a complete levee given time and money constraints.
“So we’ll have a super-strong six-mile section of levee with four no-work zones.
Basically that’s a six-mile levee with four holes in it,” said state Sen. Reggie Dupre, D-Bourg. “After the corps finishes its job, someone’s going to have to go and finish this levee."
~Special thanks~ Illustration above left: New Orleans Levee
Illustration middle right: da'Masqued E'vinga!
Photo bottom left: Daily Comet responds to UNO engineering professor's Christmas Day letter
~Editilla Notellas~ Re-posted due to continued Rock'N'Rollicking Commentary on this issue of Slight-of-Hand and just how a Civil Engineering Professor from UNO could say such stupid and erroneous things in defense of the Corps of Engineers and get his ass handed to him by Y'all come join the fun!

Erin Brockovich To Visit TN Coal Ash Spill Site

Housing demolition suit set back by appeals court
~Allen M. Johnson Jr.

Wait, WTF, Pope Ratzi Smokes Cigarettes

~"Is this some hilarious WSJ New Year’s joke?
Because there is no evidence we can locate, outside of some obviously photoshopped images of Ratzi in a cloud of cancer, to suggest our crappiest pope indulges in this particular variety of sucking on cylindrical objects."
-Best British English expression EVAR: “Can I bum a fag?”
-Smoke without sex?
-next thing you know, you are gonna tell me that he gets plastered off the communion wine!
-Holy smokes?
-I heard he butts them with his tongue, just to show the Cardinals what a major bad ass he is.

Still Waiting for the Recession in New Orleans ~Steven Gray

Gov't resumes oil purchases for stockpile

Food Storage Basics - Getting Started~Leaving Excess

Biloxi stamp will light the way

Persona: Bryan Batt
~Sue Strachan, NO Magazine

Jazz on the Tube
The Internet's jazz video jukebox

~Editilla Chin'Chillaaaaasss!~ This is one of those Ideas what should'a happened a long time ago! Y'all please go check them out and sign up fo'da Jazz Tube! Here is just a sample:

Special T'anks to Our Friends at Food Music Justice!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Earth Observatory Photos of '08
~The waters of the Barents Sea off the northeast coast of Norway (bottom left) were bright with a bloom of phytoplankton on August 12, 2008, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this photo-like image.

Holy City of Nola Loses Angel
~casa de Charlotte della luna

Helen Hill: An Unfinished Story
~Jason Berry

NoLA Rising Answers Silence is Violence Call to Action!
~Humid City

We understand, Mr. President, we haven’t recovered from Katrina either ~slabbed

Gulf officials discuss hurricane evacuation problems

Social activist, organizer ... and FBI informant~David Hanners
~In a federal courtroom in Minneapolis this month, the public transformation of Brandon Darby will become complete.
In the span of four years, he has gone from firebrand, never-trust-the-government activist in New Orleans to the confidential informant who helped the FBI arrest two Texas men on suspicion of building firebombs during the Republican Convention.
Darby operated in and around the Austin community for about 6 years, and this is the same Brandon Darby who participated in the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans during 2005-2006.
More from the Austin Community here.

Blogs Over Baghdad
~Welcome to the blog site of the Army Reserve’s 314th Public Affairs Operation Center while it is in Iraq during 2009.

Military Contracts

Deadline for Hurricane Ike FEMA aid is Jan. 12

Sugar Bowl brings out Katrina volunteers~Susan Edwards

Year eventful for La weather
~Amy Wold

Shrimp and Grits~Chris Berry

Ya Gotta Love Molly
~Merle's Third Try

Galactic Expands New Orleans Sound~Curtis Ross

A Free Music Lesson that Money Couldn't Buy

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Special thanks~NODP

Leave the bonfires to the pros
~People Get Ready

Mississippi on rise at BR;
no flood likely~Amy Wold

AP interview: MS Gov Barbour expects '09 Medicaid growth

Posse Comitatus - Comatose?

Defensive blogging
~ MAJ Jakob Bruhl

"I did not intend to condone these particular actions on the part of my Corps. I intended to use this story as an example of one way we can engage new media in ways other than just running our own blogs. As for "defensive blogging", I do think it is a valid way to engage the public we support.
However, I think the way CENTCOM handles it is the right way - completely open and upfront about who is making the post - unlike the way this was seemingly done on"

Flood-control dams eyed for energy potential

Centenary College students continue to help rebuild
New Orleans

In Sum~Appetites

Salad days are ahead in '09
~Judy Walker

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Hunk da'Burnin Love da'Home!

OCD~Moldy City

Hank uberstanks
~Your Right Hand Thief

Three years out, city seems to sag
~Jarvis DeBerry
~"People who wonder how the Corps of Engineers is going to protect the city when some of its staffers blame New Orleans for Katrina's flooding may also wonder how Riley will protect the city if he's blaming the high incidence of crime on forces outside his control.
Is this is as good as it gets? We've got to hope it isn't.
Back in 2005, when he was launching his mostly successful push for levee boards reform, former State Sen. Walter Boasso declared, "The days of doing things half-assed are over."'

Times Picayune asks: "Are we too hard on the Corps?", responds to UNO engineering professor's Christmas Day letter
Below: today's Corps Ops Ad War Against Democracy (COAWAD) on the page.
Perhaps this virtual revenue flood of tax-payer funding is why the Times Picayune/ keeps slyly asking
"Are we too hard on the Corps?" Poor Babies.

Who'da thunk such Cute Engineers could kill over 1200 Americans and try to Lie about it? Not even blink?
Who'dat think they gonna beat dem'Saints? Blink Me!
Click to enlarge and see other Corps ads on
The worst service in New Orleans
~Ken Foster

Jena Six: Real Crime Victim:
Poor White People
~Jeff Crouere, BBuzz

~Editilla Shhhhrrrrillas~Like, if I were a taggert...
we'd see a pile of Republicans, a Pack of Zealots, Horde of Peccary, Pods of Congressional Pedophiles, a Gaggle of Palins... but, what we have heah is a fail'yah to CoMoonicate! Hee'yah?
Hee'yah we have a gathering of two or more ignorant poor whites: a Klux of Klan! And Pay No Attention, sayz da'Wizad Crouere,
to DAT'NOOSE HANGIN in da'Tree!

--Or the Klan Rape Training Camp just east of this Eden!
--Or forced sterilization for poor black women!
--Or David Duke, Vitty Scents, The Exorcist!
Hahahaha, the Reaper Laughs like a Rhesus Monkey,
since Death Knowles it is all pink on the inside. Hahahaha.

What a surprise! Deputy Commissioner of MID joins law firm representing State Farm ~slabbed

The Soul of New Orleans
~Julia Reed, Garden & Gun

~Special Editilla Tip'n'Tanks to Thomas Builds-the-Fire over at A Drug Called Tradition. Y'all go and give'em some who'dat special kind'bud love'dubbinations... since they getting all nervous about gettin'any Sugar in they Bowl this year! Hahahaha. Rooolllll Tide! Unless you play our Tigers, then its "Piss Off Yankee Punks!"
Hahahahahaha... I mean, on one hand you have the Graceful Southern Gentlemen and on the other a bunch of Cross-Dressed Out Mormons who have the gall say they understand Jazz after they stole the name for their basketball team. On one hand you have Roll Crimson Tide. On the other you have... Lake Meade? Utes? WTF is a Ute? Sounds like a defecated masticulation. HA!

Support The New Orleans Women's Health Clinic!~elle

Bush aides say Katrina was the turning point -- but where were progressives?
~Chris Kromm, Facing South

Judge rejects class-action status in trailer suits
~Michael Kunzelman

Ike, Gustav most expensive 2008 disasters~Geir Moulson

Tennessee: Corps to dredge river around Kingston plant

Black eyed peas and cabbage
~the mosquito coast